Saturday, 8 May 2010

The general

It's a brave man who will criticise this movie! Easily the best of the films based on Cahill's story it's filmed in black and white and stars Gleeson. Sadly these are only two good parts of the film. The rest is like a TV movie with all the good scenes removed. Everything interesting in the story happens off screen. Then the next scene cuts to a new location or character. This happens over and over. Most scenes are kept to the minimum and after a while it gets tiresome. Yet another 'classic' Irish movie that's not up to much. Give me Buster Keaton's film anyday!


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